Healthy Recipes: Spicy Carrot, Ginger & Turmeric Soup – boost your immune system

Root vegetables. Photo © Skånska Matupplevelser
Schools and Gardening
February 17, 2017
February 24, 2017

Carrots : rich in carotenoids, which our bodies convert to vitamin A – vital for a healthy respiratory system

Ginger: protects, heals, and eases stomach upsets and nausea

Turmeric: provides anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties

Parsley: an excellent source of vitamins C and vitamin K as well as a good source of vitamin A, folate and iron and zinc

Photo © richardoyork


1 tbsp olive oil
1 leek washed and chopped
1 small onion finely chopped
1 garlic clove chopped
2 tbsp grated ginger
Half tsp turmeric
500g carrots sliced
850 ml stock (vegetable or chicken)
Salt and pepper
Parsley chopped


Heat the oil in a large pan, add the leek, onion, garlic and ginger, and fry for 5 mins until starting to soften.

Add the turmeric. Cook for 1 – 2 minutes. Pour in the stock, add the carrots, bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 20-25 mins until the carrots are tender.

Place a third of the mixture into a bowl and blitz the remainder with a hand blender or in a food processor until smooth. Return everything to the pan and heat until bubbling.

Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Serve with some chopped parsley.

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